Twitter Accounts To Follow

The twitter-verse is bursting with new information daily, and to be honest, some of us need to either purge our accounts or perform a rapid upgrade with new feeds. It might be beneficial to gain insights and knowledge from new people. Our list below, while definitely not exhaustive or definitive, highlights a few individuals of African descent in law, entertainment, journalism, tech and style with quality feeds that you should be sure to follow.

Daniel Berhane is an Ethiopian author who runs the country?s leading blog along with several other authors. His blog covers many news events of interest to Africa and the Ethiopian region and seeks to provide rational viewpoints to facilitate constructive dialogue. He also has one of the largest twitter followings in Ethiopia. You can read Daniel’s blog and follow him on twitter @daniel_berhane

62b2a9_4ded4936445f7fbe172901480a03f985Farai Gundan is an author, producer, entrepreneur and television personality of Zimbabwean heritage. She writes primarily about African women and African entrepreneurship. In addition to being a Forbes contributor, she is the CEO of FaraiMedia LLC. Farai is also the host of AfroHITS Top10 for the Afrotainment Music channel. Check out her blog and follow the versatile host on twitter @FaraiToday

Judith Owigar is the president and co-founder of Akirachix, a revolution for African women and technology. Judith seeks to encourage the participation of women in the tech world. She is a coder, blogger and tech enthusiast with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. She was named one of the Top 40 under 40 by the Business Daily newspaper in Kenya in 2009. Check out some of Judith?s work and follow her on twitter @ owigarj

Mari?me Jamme is a London based entrepreneur of Senegalese origin who seeks to empower fellow Africans through education, leadership, social entrepreneurship and economic development. As part of her extensive efforts to introduce high tech to Africa, Mari?me is the CEO of SpotOne Global Solutions, an outfit which helps African IT organizations gain footholds globally. She also helps organize the Apps4Africa competition, which helps challenge Africa?s innovators. She has an interest in women and children?s welfare and helps mentor black youth in London. You can read more on her website and follow her on twitter @mjamme

Linda Ikeji is a well known Nigerian blogger. She has made herself into a household name by covering everything you would need to know about Nigerian, African, and even global celebrity news, gossip, lifestyle and fashion – all with her own unique take on things. The University of Lagos graduate has done everything from modeling to entrepreneurship.You can visit her blog and follow her on twitter for your daily ?gist? @LindaIkeji


Stan S. Mukoro is a lifestyle mentor and an author on men?s style. He was one of the first Nigerian male models, who got his early start at the age of 14. He is a brand custodian for Bentley and a brand ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent. His creative outlet MUKORO|BESPOKE is intended to help successful men present their best self in all situations. Be sure to check out his website and follow him on twitter @StanMukoro

Nonhle Thema is a South African television personality, reality TV star, business woman, spokeswoman and entrepreneur. She has been associated with Channel O and Vuzu TV. On Channel O, she hosted shows such as Soul Asylum. In 2009, Nonhle became the global brand ambassador and spokesperson for Dark & Lovely. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to start Nonhle Thema Productions in 2010. With her Angel?s program, Nonhle has helped inspire and uplift young girls. Follow her on Twitter @NonhleThema


Dr. Oyedepo is a Nigerian pastor, author, and educator. He is in charge of David Oyedepo Ministries and is the senior pastor of Winners Chapel which operates the Faith Tabernacle. With a seating capacity of over 50,000, Faith Tabernacle is reputed to be the world?s largest church auditorium. In 2011, Forbes named Dr. Oyedepo the ?richest pastor” in Nigeria. Oyedepo has facilitated the creation of Covenant University, a Christian mission university in Canaanland, Ota. You can view his website and follow him on twitter for your daily inspirational tweets @DrDavidOyedepo


Teju Cole is an award winning Nigerian-American author. Cole’s debut novel “Open City” was the winner of the International Literature Prize, 2013. He is described on his official website as a writer, art historian, photographer and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College. He can get a message across in very few words. Great talent indeed. Follow him on twitter for his riveting daily snippets @TejuCole


Gareth Cliff is a South African television and radio personality. He is known for hosting a weekday breakfast show on 5FM. At other times, Gareth can also be found being a judge on the M-Net television show ?Idols.? In addition, Gareth hosts his own talk show, ?The Gareth Cliff Show,? which can also be seen on M-Net. His blog , the ?Chronicles of Cliff? promises to be entertaining and informative. Follow Gareth on twitter @GarethCliff